Professor Shuxing Yin

Professor of Finance

Room: C064
Phone: +44 (0)114 222 3344

Shuxing holds a BSc in Finance from Sichuan University (China), a MSc in International Securities and Investment Banking from ICMA centre University of Reading, and a PhD from the University of Manchester. Before joining the School of Management in February 2009, she worked as Senior Lecturer in Finance at University of Hertfordshire. Her previous work experience also includes employment in Investment Banking Division at Western Securities Company in China.


Shuxing has previously taught modules in Corporate Finance, Portfolio Management, Equity Asset Valuation and Financial Markets. She is currently the module leader for Corporate Finance at the undergraduate level (MGT 321) and Corporate Finance at the postgraduate level (MGT6097).

MGT 321 Corporate Finance
The course covers more advanced topics in corporate finance, such as financing and investment decisions under asymmetric information, valuation techniques for investment appraisal such as real option pricing. Equity financing, hybrid financing, and mergers & acquisitions are discussed. The efficient market hypothesis is challenged and an alternative approach to finance, behavioural finance, is reviewed.

MGT 6097 Corporate Finance
The purpose of the course is to give a solid foundation in principles of corporate finance and asset pricing to understand and analyse the major issues affecting the financial policies of corporations.


Shuxing's research interests is in corporate finance and corporate governance. She is also intereseted in interdisiplinary research exploring human factors in the financial decision-making process. She has published in academic journals of international excellence, including Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Futures Market, Journal of International Money and Finance, and Human Resource Management (US).

She is an Associate Editor for the European Journal of Finance and External Examiner for postgraduate finance programmes at Aston University and University of Westminster.

She has acted as referee for British Accounting Review, British Journal of Management, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Economic Modelling, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, European Journal of Finance, European Management Review, Journal of Applied Accounting Research, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Financial Stability, Journal of Futures Markets, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money.

PhD Supervision

Shuxing would welcome proposals from potential doctoral students wishing to work in the field of corporate finance, particularly focusing on internal and external governance mechanisams in emerging markets. She would also be interested in supervising projects on initial public offerings and informed trading.

Key Projects / Grants

Title/ Description Awarding body Dates People Involved Amount
Peer-to-peer lending market in China: Pricing, risk management and regulation; ESRC-NSFC Research Grant 2018 Mustafa Caglayan (Heriot-Watt University), Oleksandr Talavera (Swansea University) and Ling Xiong (Robert Gordon University) £322,732